The Prince Edward Island Harness Racing Industry Association and Red Shores Racetrack and Casino properties wish to announce the required biosecurity and horse health protocols that will be in effect at Prince Edward Island racetracks starting July 1, 2021, until further notice.

 

These new protocols have been recommended by the Atlantic Veterinary College and attending veterinarians to ensure the continued health of the Prince Edward Island standardbred population while safely allowing off Island horses to compete at Stake, Overnight, and Feature racing events.

 

Effective July 1st, 2021, any horse shipping to Prince Edward Island will require:

  1. For horses who will be shipping in from another Province to PEI to compete at a Red Shores property at Summerside Raceway or Charlottetown Driving Park in a stake, overnight, or feature event, and who will not be stabling overnight at either track, will require an Off Island Trainer Health Form to access the designated ship in area. By completing, signing, and submitting the Off Island Trainer Health Form, the Trainer of record attests that the competing horse has not tested positive for or been exposed to any horse that has Streptococcus equi sub sp. equi, and that the competing horse has been monitored for any signs of such. Forms will be available online at the redshores.ca website and must be completed and submitted to the Race Office before the time of declaration. Forms can be submitted by email to tara.poulton.myers@alc.ca or kathy.carragher@alc.ca or by fax at (902)-892-1052.

 

 

       2. For those horses who will be shipping in from another Province to PEI to compete at a Red Shores property at either Summerside Raceway or Charlottetown Driving Park in a stake, overnight, or feature event, and who will be requesting stabling for one night or longer at either track, will require either a) proof of vaccination for Streptococcus equi sub sp. equi Or b) proof of two negative culture tests for the Streptococcus equi sub sp. equi bacteria on nasopharyngeal washes which were completed in 2021. This documentation accompanied by the Off Island Trainer Health Form must be submitted to the Race Office before the time of declaration. Forms are available online at the redshores.ca website and can be submitted by email to tara.poulton.myers@alc.ca or kathy.carragher@alc.ca or by fax to (902)-892-1052.

 

       3. The current protocol for horses permanently residing on Prince Edward Island who wish to move to a stable at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park or Summerside Raceway remain in place, namely the need for proof of two negative culture tests for the Streptococcus equi sub sp. equi bacteria on nasopharyngeal washes which were completed in 2021 and are submitted to april.myers@alc.ca for approval prior to arrival with horse(s) on the grounds.

 

 

All horse owners are strongly encouraged to continue to follow approved Bio-Security protocols as they will continue to be in effect for both Red Shores locations.  Further information is available at www.redshores.ca.